Spring Biscotti

The only biscotti cookie I’ve ever made is my mom’s Twice Baked Walnut Cookies. Biscotti are fantastic and since I’m having a little tea/coffee get together tomorrow night, I thought a hard biscuity cookie would be a nice addition to my table. But, I wanted to try something new. I updated a typically bland cookie by including cranberries and white chocolate. I also threw in some orange and almond flavors to make it a little brighter and springy. [Read more…]

Twice Baked Walnut Cookies

If you didn’t get your workout in today, try making these cookies. The dough has to be mixed by hand and one batch has 5 cups of flour in it. The first year I made these, I ignored the “with a heavy spoon” part of the directions and just put the batter into my mixer – which then broke as the motor struggled to stir the incredibly thick dough. Today I snapped a spatula in half stirring the dough because I didn’t look carefully when I picked it up off the counter, thought it was my wooden spoon and only realized it wasn’t when the handle cracked in half. Whoops. At least my arm muscles got some exercise today. [Read more…]

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